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Regional Veterans Services

In your time of need, we will be the hand to help you up! Current and past military members who are facing a housing crisis and or are in need of assistance to help get you back on your feet, the Regional Veterans Services program may be able to help! With locations in 13 different counties (Armstong, Beaver, Butler, Cameron, Clarion, Crawford, Delaware, Elk, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer and Potter) we are sure to be able to get you in the right place. Contact your local agency today! See the brochure for contact information.

PA Pre-K Counts

The PA Pre-K Counts program is for children one or two years away from kindergarten and focuses on developing social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills for the child. There is no cost for eligible families at or below 300% of poverty. So for example, a family of 4 could make a gross income of approximately $72,900 per year and still qualify. There is no transportation available and families of children of special needs are encouraged and welcome to apply! Call 724-658-7671 today!

Early Head Start

The Early Head Start Program at Ben Franklin and Ellwood City Early Learning Centers are available for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years at not cost for families who are working or are in training. *An application for child care subsidy is required, resulting in a possible co-pay. Call us today! 724-658-7671

Vehicle Purchase and Repair Assistance

You may qualify for vehicle purchase and repair assistance! We may be able to offer transportation help for working families. If your car needs new tires we may also be able to help with that! Contact us today to schedule an appointment to talk to someone who can help! 724-658-7258

Community Needs Assessment

Lawrence County Community Action Partnership’s (LCCAP) purpose in conducting a Community Needs Assessment is to examine both the strengths of the community and its areas for improvement. Through the Community Needs Assessment, LCCAP will be able to develop a clear understanding of Lawrence County and develop proactive plans with community partners to address any areas of concern.
The Community Needs Assessment will examine the basic composition of the County, the key partnerships and collaborations held by LCCAP, and key indicators of the area’s quality of life.

VITA Tax Service

Do you stress about doing your taxes? Stop stressing! Let us prepare them for you for FREE! LCCAP runs the VITA program, free of charge for any interested Lawrence County residents. If your family makes less than $54,000 per year you may qualify for FREE tax assistance. Call to schedule an appointment today!

724-658-7258 and ask for VITA

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

As a Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsor, Lawrence County Social Services, Inc. (LCSS) was just awarded $7,081to expand our SFSP. The funding was granted by The Specialty Food Foundation. “The Specialty Food Foundation develops and supports tangible and lasting solutions to hunger and food recovery, amplifying the innovation and passion of the specialty food community.”

Healthy Youth PA (HYPA)

The Lawrence County Social Services, Inc. (LCSS) Healthy
Youth program promotes healthy choices among youth ages
9-14, in an effort to reduce teen pregnancy, poverty, dropout
rates and other at-risk behaviors within Lawrence
County through positive, evidence-based programming and
interventions. This will increase developmental assets to
protect these youth from unhealthy choices and will be
accomplished through an integrated program model to
include individualized and small group mentoring and counseling,

Alesia's Food for Thought Campaign

Event : Alesia's Food for Thought Campaign
Place : Scotland Meadows
Date : May 23rd 2015
Time : 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

1 out of 5 Kids in America Struggle with Hunger. That's 16 Million children.


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Veteran Services

If you are a veteran
Click Here!

Early Learning Applications

Interested in one of our Early Learning Programs? To fill out our online application Click Here!


AWARE Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

GED Testing:

Lawrence County
Where: LCCAP Main Office
241 W. Grant St.
New Castle, PA 16101

LCCAP GED Testing Center now offers computer-based testing. To learn how to register for the GED Test on Computer
Click Here or call 724.658.7258